The Restaurant at Meadowood’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” series of collaborative charity dinners continues into its sixth year, with tickets going on sale Tuesday morning. My good colleague Patrick Cole and I report on this year’s crop of participating chefs over at Bloomberg News. As usual, it’s a SOLID GROUP, which includes Manresa’s David Kinch, Pok Pok Ny’s Andy Ricker, Blanca’s Carlo Mirarchi and Momofuku’s David Chang.
Christopher Kostow, the chef at the three Michelin-starred Meadowood, will be cooking the last meal of the series, as always.
Dinners run $395 per person, inclusive of wine pairings. Tax and tip are extra. Chefs counter seats, which also include vino, cost $750 and will involve a more expanded menu. Those splurging for the spendier option will be invited to Meadowood’s “lineup meeting” and will receive a Twelve Days chef’s coat and apron, a VIP visit to that evening’s winery and a gift from the vintner.
Keep in mind that 20% of the proceeds will go to Napa Emergency Women’s Services, providing aid and shelter to domestic violence victims, as well as toward the Holly Cranston Memorial Fund, which gives scholarships to those preparing for careers in helping children with special needs. And we hear the food is pretty good too! These are, after all, dinners you can’t get elsewhere. Where else will you find a chef like Andy Ricker, the guy behind the super-casual Pok Pok, serving a proper tasting menu at a fancypants joint like Meadowood? Nowhere. We’re stoked about that one.
Yep, it’s a GOOD DEAL.